In The Trades
Canada’s Building Trades Unions are connecting first-year Red Seal apprentices with small and medium-sized contractors across Canada through the federally-funded In The Trades program. Learn more about the program and apply below.
STATEMENT ON BUDGET 2023
CBTU welcomes strong support for Building Trades workers and a greener economy in Budget 2023.
The Voice of Canada’s
Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.
The Gov’t needs to ensure sustainable jobs for all stakeholders, including skilled trades workers.Learn More
How are we
Construction is Canada’s largest private-sector industry. Its direct impact on the economy is immense:
Construction trades hub
Interested in a
Skilled Trades Career?
Through an online assessment and matching portal, prospective candidates will be able to explore all of the unique opportunities and career paths that exist in the unionized construction trades; assess their skills and suitability for a particular trade as a career; get matched with a local building trades union; and identify any gaps or supports they may need to get started.
Keeping a pulse on Canadian building trades.